It is well known that there is often a sense of disappointment when an individual hears a recording of his/her own voice. The perceptual disparity between the live and recorded sound of one’s own voice can be explained scientifically as the result of the multiple paths via which our body transmits vibrations from the vocal cords to the auditory system during vocalization, as opposed to the single air-conducted path in hearing a playback of one’s own recorded voice. In this paper, we aim to investigate the spectral characteristics of one’s own hearing as compared to an air-conducted recording. To accomplish this objective, we designed and conducted a perceptual experiment with a real-time filtering application.
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